Knee Injuries

October 6, 2021

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – What Is It and How Is It Treated

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a common knee injury we see in our Epsom physiotherapy clinic. Females are more likely to suffer from this injury than males, in particular teenagers. What Is It? The knees function as hinges, allowing your legs to swing forwards and backwards smoothly as you walk, kick and run. The kneecap, also known […]
October 4, 2021

Patella Tendinopathy – A Real Pain In The Knee

Patella tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, patella tendinitis or patella tendon pain, is an overuse disorder characterised by pain at the base of the patella (kneecap) with activities such as squatting, sitting or going up and down stairs. The condition is known as jumpers’ knee because it commonly affects athletes involved in sports that require […]
September 30, 2021

MCL Tears: How Can Physiotherapy Help

WHAT IS IT? Your knee moves freely backwards and forwards; however, the thought of it moving from side to side probably makes you cringe. This is because the knee joint has sturdy ligaments either side of it that prevent sideways movement and we instinctively know that a lot of force would be required to shift it […]
September 15, 2021

Meniscus Tears – Do I Need Surgery?

  Meniscus tears are seen in a wide variety of populations from young to old and a question that is always asked when a patient is diagnosed is will I require surgery? This blog will look into what a meniscus is, the types of tears and management options. Meniscus anatomy Each knee has a medial and […]
June 29, 2021

Patella Dislocation: A Real Pain In The Knee

Patella dislocations are a painful injury to endure. Making sure you rehabilitate them well, will help you to keep moving and living your life. The knee joint is composed of the thigh bone (femur) and leg bone (tibia) and a small floating bone at the front, commonly known as the kneecap (patella). The interaction between these bones […]
June 16, 2021

ITB Syndrome: What Is The Best Management For This?

If you’ve ever come across the word ITB, it’s usually because someone has told you to foam roll it and it’s seriously painful. For those that haven’t had this pleasure, the ITB (Iliotibial band) is a common source of pain in the lateral aspect of the knee. It is commonly referred to as Iliotibial Band Syndrome […]
July 9, 2020

Knee Pain: Keeping Your Knees Behind Your Toes, A Myth That Refuses To Die

“Don’t let your knees go in front of your toes when squatting and lunging” a common critique heard in the health and fitness industry for the past 30 years. Unfortunately, it is still being used by many health and fitness professionals to this day. The notion that this can cause knee pain is discussed here in […]